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Bluetooth pairing problem

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Bluetooth pairing problem

I have just bought a Nissan Note with built in bluetooth (Nissan Connect), but I cannot get my Xperia pro to pair.  The phone is running ICS.  I have 2 other (non-android)  phones which pair with the car easily, and the phone itself will pair with my netbook, so there is nothing fundamentally wrong wilth the phone or the car.  The only wrinkle I can see is that the phone, according to the literature, defaults to a passcode of 0000, whereas the car is fixed at 1234.  I never get the opportunity to enter the passcode - the car just says it has failed to connect..  Are there any android apps which will control bluetooth better, or is there some other known issue?

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Re: Bluetooth pairing problem

An update:  My son's Galaxy S3 pairs no problem, so it appears to be a Sony issue rather than a generic ICS one.

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Re: Bluetooth pairing problem

I have heard about this issue from a colleague of mine who had the same problem. I don't know why the passcode-box isn't triggered (this has been escalated internally for investigation) but I have a workaround for you.

Open up contacts in your Neo, select a contact and send it via bluetooth. When you get the list of available devices, choose the car. When you select to send this to your car, you get to put in the passcode. Now they should be paired.

sony_sign_logo.png - Official Sony Xperia Support Staff


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Re: Bluetooth pairing problem

Hi @ all,

I just found this forum,because I was looking for the problem with my 2006 Volkswagen Passat with original Bluetooth telephone preparation (Volkswagen FDE standard) using the Volkswagen Touch Adpater omserte to the phone slot.

There is no chance to get the Xperia Pro MK16 connected by bluetooth. I tried everythin, including fully reset of the complete Volkswagen bluetooth equipment by CAN bus.

Formerly I had no problem to connect other phones, (Palm, Apple, Nokia). The Xperia works fine with my othe cars Parrot equipment.

The issue:

The Volkswagen Touch Adapter is shown in bluetooth devices after searching. After touching the entry for paring, this will be stopped after a few seconds without any reult or a pop up tells me about communication problem.

Some google results told about a general bluedtooth problem with Android 4.

Is there any chance to downgrade my phone to Android 2.3? This phone is my first Android phone. I do not have any favours regarding the Androis version, it just should work.

I got my Xperia phone this week and it came originally installed with ICS4.0.4

It would be nice if there is any chance to get the phone running with my Volkswagen.

Kind regards

Andreas (Xotzil)

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Re: Bluetooth pairing problem

I'm having troubles getting my phone to recognize my Plantronics Voyager 520. Default code 0000 and all. I don't know what to try next. Followed all instructions that I know of.

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Re: Bluetooth pairing problem

Hello everyone!

Tough  I have Xperia S still with Gingerbread, I encountered the same problem as many of you, and as many people in the web.

But let’s start the history step by step…

I tried to pair my Xperia with factory installed Bluetooth car kit (Citroen C5 - mfd. 2007).

The problem was that when I was trying to connect,  there was a “connection failure” announcement.

Phone was finding the car properly, but when connecting, there was no option for typing in the PIN code. 

After searching many forums and “ask & answer” sites, I found that the phone is automatically send “0000” PIN code. In my car kit the PIN code is “1234”. Normally the phone, after trying those quad-zeros  should ask for other PIN code, but it didn’t.

I asked SONY about this bug, but no one could answer the question, why it doesn’t ask for alternative PIN and they were starting the “song” about incompatibility. Meanwhile I connected to the car kit Xperia Live with Walkman (Gingerbread), which also tried quad-zeros, but after few seconds, asked for PIN code.  J

Some people wrote that helped them trying to send the contact or any file to the Bluetooth car kit system…during this phone asked for PIN code and managed to pair the phone.
My problem was that when trying to send contact or file, phone didn’t detect the car… probably because it recognized it as the headset, not a device able to receive files.

I tried different programs advised for Bluetooth file transfers and Bluetooth connection “helpers”.

None of them was successful except one… ASTRO!

I had already installed ASTRO file manager, and I added to this ASTRO Bluetooth plugin. Both are available at GooglePlay.

I turned on Bluetooth in the phone, then turned on ignition in the car (without starting engine – pairing method can vary in cars of course), then Opened ASTRO file manager and chose jpg to send via Bluetooth… ASTRO found the car kit (which wasn’t found by the phone ) . I press send and then it tried to pair asking for PIN code.  Of course sending the file failed, but the car remembered the pairing as well as the phone.

Now I just turn on Bluetooth in the phone and it connects with car, moreover it reads phonebook and call list form the phone without any problem.

So don’t believe manufacturer that some malfunctions are not their problems and all is due to incompatibility. FIX THIS BUG SONY!!!

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Re: Bluetooth pairing problem

hello guys,

I had this same problem with my Xperia neo with my Kenwood unit.

Conssegui solve with this program:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mowanet.android.btclc

1st. download and install the application

2nd. start Application

3rd. select the second option (note: must have Bluetoth on)

4th. Find the bluetooth device and put the code.

5th. problem solved

I hope I helped hug

PS sorry for any errors in the text but was translated through google translator

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Re: Bluetooth pairing problem

hi yup, i have a same issue i can't pair may xperia ion on my new car 2012 subaru legacy, just wondering if you can help me, do i need to do the same thing has sending a number...?

and secong issue is when i started to upgrade my software, i can't even do the screen shot? can you help me to fix my problem? thanks

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Re: Bluetooth pairing problem

I have xperia U and just receive my new vw crafter with integrated radio and Bluetooth system.

 

The  radio found my xperia phone and my phone also find the radio.

When radio search to connect to xperia "error of connection" 

WHen from my xperia I tried to connect with radio radio ask me to put a code my phone directly after ask me this code and when it try to connect it still doesn't work.

 

Because I just by this car please tell me I did not need to buy other phone to connect it with my car.

There is certainly the possibility to find a program or something to connect this 2 things

Please 

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Re: Bluetooth pairing problem

This method works for me !! Thanks a lot.